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SentinelOne, an AI-based endpoint security firm, confirms $267M raise on a $3.1B valuation

From Tech Crunch: This year, more than ever before because of the COVID-19 pandemic, huge droves of workers and consumers have been turning to the internet to communicate, get things done and entertain themselves. That has created a huge bonanza for cybercriminals, but also companies that are building tools to combat them. In the latest[…]

Unicorn Update: New Research & IPOs – Just, DJI, Affirm, Dataminr, SpaceX, Impossible Foods and more

From Gracia Group: SPACEX SpaceX gets FCC approval to bid in $16 billion rural-broadband auction https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/spacex-gets-fcc-approval-to-bid-in-16-billion-rural-broadband-auction/ IMPOSSIBLE FOODS “Impossible Foods Is Gaining on Beyond Meat. What That Means for the Stock” https://www.barrons.com/articles/impossible-foods-gaining-beyond-meat-room-for-more-than-one-winner-51602685246 AFFIRM “Max Levchin’s Affirm Confidentially Files for U.S. IPO” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-affirm-ipo-idUSKBN26T389 BETTER “Better.com in Talks to Raise $100M at $4B Valuation: Report” https://www.housingwire.com/articles/better-com-in-talks-to-raise-100m-at-4b-valuation-report/ CLOVER[…]

23andMe evolved into a genetic biotech powerhouse

From Zero Hedge: What started out as a genetic ancestry company has transformed into what can only be called a biotech.  Before digging into what’s going on now we need to preface this with a bit of history.  In a story broke on the site you are reading now  (Zero Hedge), 23andMe (and other firms) was caught giving[…]

Social Finance SoFi a new type of financial services firm

From Zero Hedge: While many have never heard of Social Finance or SoFi, it’s valued at $8 Billion USD which puts it not exactly at the bottom of the list.  Now that companies like Palantir, Airbnb, and many others have filed for IPO; investors are looking further down the line at companies like SoFi that[…]

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What will a Wish IPO look like? We may know soon

From Tech Crunch 9/2/2020 Wish, the San Francisco-based, 750-person e-commerce app that sells deeply discounted goods that you definitely don’t need but might buy anyway when priced so low — think pool floats, guinea pig harnesses, Apple Watch knockoffs — said yesterday that it has submitted a draft registration to the SEC for an IPO.[…]

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Palantir CEO rips Silicon Valley in letter to investors

From CNBC: At a time when some tech companies are bowing to employee pressure to pull back from work with the government, Palantir CEO Alex Karp is loudly defending his posture. Palantir, a Silicon Valley software and servicies company founded in 2003 with the explicit purpose of helping the intelligence community with counterterrorism investigations, filed its paperwork to[…]

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Impossible Foods model of Monopoly Capitalism raises another 200m

(PreIPOSwap.com – 8/14/2020) — Food company Impossible Foods is a Bill Gates portfolio startup.  For those who have not been following, Bill Gates has been killing it since COVID- literally.  His portfolio has ballooned to enormous sums.  And while the mainstream media is covering how much his billionaire friends have made – even Mother Jones[…]

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Uber Agrees To Buy Postmates For $2.65BN In Stock After Losing Battle For GrubHub

From Zero Hedge: After failing to convince GrubHub’s millennial managers that a tie-up would be the best bet for the publicly traded takeaway rival to Uber’s fast-growing Uber Eats, Uber has moved on to ‘Plan B’, and agreed to buy Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal. Uber Eats head Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty is expected to[…]

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BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round

From Tech Crunch news: Vast monoculture farms outstripped the ability of bee populations to pollinate them naturally long ago, but the techniques that have arisen to fill that gap are neither precise nor modern. Israeli startup BeeHero aims to change that by treating hives both as living things and IoT devices, tracking health and pollination progress practically[…]

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Payments Startup Marqeta’s Valuation Jumps to $4.3B With New $150M Funding Round

From Crunchbase News May 2020: Marqeta brought in a round of $150 million in fresh capital from an undisclosed investor, valuing the company at $4.3 billion, the company announced Thursday. The new valuation is a sharp increase from the Oakland, California-based company’s last funding round in 2019. At the time, the modern card issuing platform was valued[…]

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